We are wildlife naturalists and are absolutely passionate about sharks. We are privileged to spend at least 150 days at sea every year working with a variety of shark species. Although we make our living taking people to view Great White sharks and enjoy shark diving in Cape Town, our aim is to provide the most natural encounter with sharks. To ensure that our tours are as ecologically friendly as possible, we specialise in small groups so that our guests can enjoy an intimate and educational encounter. Having worked at or visited all of the well-known Great White shark diving sites in South Africa and around the world we can undoubtedly say that Seal Island is unique in what it has to offer.
In addition to being one of the leading authorities on Great White shark behaviour, Chris is a professional wildlife photographer and many of his breaching Great White Shark images have been seen worldwide in newspapers, magazines and television documentaries. We aim to promote the positive awareness of sharks through these captivating images. Chris has just recently completed his book ‘Great White, The Majesty of Sharks’, which chronicles Chris’ journey from his beginnings as a penniless shark enthusiast to his discovery of the “flying” white shark phenomenon. This book is available in leading book stores worldwide or visit amazon.com to order your copy.
Our extensive work in the field has helped us to understand not only the sharks but this very special environment that they return to each year. Education and awareness plays a vital role in effective shark conservation, and at Apex Shark Expeditions we aim to shift perceptions and create a better understanding of sharks. As such, we have facilitated many well-known shark documentaries over the years. These include the following:
Discovery Channel: Air Jaws 1&2 and more recently Ultimate Air Jaws as seen on Shark Week 2010 – This documentary is the lead show on Discovery’s Shark Week in 2010
The BBC: Planet Earth: Great White Shark segment
National Geographic: JAWS 25 Year Anniversary
60 Minutes with Bob Simon
Inside the Perfect Predator
And over 40 other documentaries
Not only do we host film crews but we very often personally feature in the documentaries as presenters or hosts due to our knowledge of the area
Most importantly, we also enjoy a very high rate of repeat and loyal clients who return to Seal Island each year, just like the sharks. We believe that our recipe of small groups, our knowledge and experience at Seal Island and our passion for nature is a winning combination for an experience of a lifetime and thus attracts our guests, who become friends, back each year. For more information on shark tours offered by Apex Shark Expeditions, contact us today.
What Makes Apex Shark Expeditions Special
Our dedicated team - we love what we do, and we bring that passion into our personalised and highly rewarding tours. The fact that the bulk of our field staff have worked for Apex for between 5 and 15 years illustrates this point. We are a team of very passionate shark lovers and our goal is not only to provide the best Great White shark experience for our guests, but also to make the very most of being privileged to work with sharks when we are out at sea.